Parish News 28th July 2019

PARISH OF CARMARTHEN ST DAVID * PLWYF CAERFYRDDIN DEWI SANT

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

Vicar/Ficer: The Rev’d Chancellor Dr/Y Parch’g Ganghellor Dr Patrick Thomas

Associate Priest and Diocesan Schools Officer/Offeiriad Cyswllt a Swyddog Ysgolion yr Esgobaeth: The Rev’d/Y Parch’g Delyth Richards BA

Non-Stipendiary Curate/Curad Hunan-Gynhaliol: The Rev’d/Y Parch’g Wyn Maskell BA

Licensed Readers & Lay Pastoral Assistants/Darllenwyr Trwyddedig a Chynorthwywyr Bugeiliol Lleyg: Mr Michael Kirby; Dr Andrew Padfield

Emeritus Clergy/Offeiriaid Anrhydeddus: Canon Illtyd Protheroe; Canon Haydn Rowlands

Welsh Communion Assistant/Cynorthwy-ydd Cymun Cymraeg: Mrs Barbara Evans

Churchwardens/Wardeniaid: Mr Nigel Roberts; Mr Edwin Jones; Mrs Lynette Edwards; Mr Malcolm Jones & Mr Ellis Evans

PCC Secretary/Ysgrifenyddes y CPE: Mrs Rosemary Bowen

LMA Shadow Council Representatives/Cynrychiolwyr ar Gyngor Cysgod yr AWL; Mrs Lynette Edwards (English Congregation); Mrs Kathleen Hyde (Cynulleidfa Gymraeg) 

Parish Treasurer/Trysorydd y Plwyf: Mr Nigel Roberts

Organists/Organyddion: Mr Meirion Wynn Jones; Mrs Sheila Jones

Sunday School & Small Church Co-ordinator/Cyd-lynydd yr Ysgol Sul a’r Eglwys Fach: Mrs Valerie Kirby

Social Committee Chairperson and Church Hall Secretary/Cadeirydd y Pwyllgor Hwyl a Sbri ac Ysgrifenyddes Neuadd yr Eglwys: Mrs Lynette Edwards

Spirituality Co-ordinator/Cyd-lynydd Ysbrydolrwydd: Mr Ian Anderson TSSF

Parish NSM Ordinand & Mindfulness Co-ordinator/ Ymgeisydd i Urddau GHG y Plwyf, a Chyd-lynydd Tangnefedd Meddwl: Mrs Kristie Godden-Griffiths 

Website/Gwefan: www.christchurchcarmarthen.org.uk

TRINITY 6 DRINDOD

(July 28 Gorffennaf)

9.15am UNITED PARISH EUCHARIST with Bishop Joanna * CYMUN UNEDIG Y PLWYF gyda Esgob Joanna

to celebrate the 40thanniversary of Canon Patrick’s ministry in the diocese and the 10thanniversary of his appointment as Canon Chancellor of St Davids Cathedral

5pm EVENING PRAYER * GOSBER Y PLWYF

Monday July 29 Gorffennaf Dydd Llun

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

Tuesday July 30 Gorffennaf Dydd Mawrth

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Wednesday July 31 Gorffennaf Dydd Mercher

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

11.15am Contemplative Prayer Group

2.15pm I shall be recording a series of Prayer for The Day for BBC Radio 4 in the Priory Street studio. They will be broadcast on Saturday 10 August and Monday 12 August to Friday 16 August very early in the morning.

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Thursday August 1 Awst Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

11.30am The Reverend Delyth Richards is kindly giving me a lift to Morriston Hospital to get my ICD (the amazing device that keeps me alive) checked.

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Friday August 2 Awst Dydd Gwener

Kristie and I will be meeting her Director of Studies to discuss her training for the next year.

TRINITY 7 DRINDOD

(August 4 Awst) 

9.15am FAMILY EUCHARIST with a CHILDREN’S ADDRESS followed by tea/coffee/squash in the Hall

(Mr Simon Thane, Diocesan Consultant on Local Ministry Areas and a member of St Peter’s Church will be talking to people at coffee time to ask your views about the new Local Ministry Area)

11yb BOREOL WEDDI

2.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Parish Digest / Papur y Plwyf  The summer issue is now available at the back of the church – packed with cheerful news, fascinating articles and delightful photographs. It gives a wonderful snapshot of our church life. We are hugely grateful to Vince James for his wonderful work as editor. Please take a copy (and an extra one or two for your friends and relatives!)

Croeso Cynnes Iawn / A Very Warm Welcome to Bishop Joanna to our service this morning. It is a great joy to have her with us once again.

A Special Thank You to Mr Don Griffiths for decorating the church with an amazing variety of flags for last week’s Sea Sunday.

Thank You / Diolch o Galon to all those who were responsible for yesterday’s extremely enjoyable coffee morning.

Future Local Ministry Area There will be another meeting of the Ministry Team and the Shadow LMA Council at 7pm in Abergwili Church Hall on Thursday 8 July. Church treasurers are also invited, as financial matters will be discussed. Our representatives on the Shadow LMA Council are Mrs Lynette Edwards (English Congregation) and Mrs Kathleen Hyde (Cynulleidfa Gymraeg). 

Parish Trip to Brecon Cathedral on Saturday 24 August. If you would like to come along, please sign the list at the back of the church.

The World President of the Mothers Union will be visiting Christ Church on the afternoon of Saturday 7 September.                                                                                           Canon Patrick

Parish News 21st July 2019

PARISH OF CARMARTHEN ST DAVID * PLWYF CAERFYRDDIN DEWI SANT

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

Vicar/Ficer: The Rev’d Chancellor Dr/Y Parch’g Ganghellor Dr Patrick Thomas

Associate Priest and Diocesan Schools Officer/Offeiriad Cyswllt a Swyddog Ysgolion yr Esgobaeth: The Rev’d/Y Parch’g Delyth Richards BA

Non-Stipendiary Curate/Curad Hunan-Gynhaliol: The Rev’d/Y Parch’g Wyn Maskell BA

Licensed Readers & Lay Pastoral Assistants/Darllenwyr Trwyddedig a Chynorthwywyr Bugeiliol Lleyg: Mr Michael Kirby; Dr Andrew Padfield

Emeritus Clergy/Offeiriaid Anrhydeddus: Canon Illtyd Protheroe; Canon Haydn Rowlands

Welsh Communion Assistant/Cynorthwy-ydd Cymun Cymraeg: Mrs Barbara Evans

Churchwardens/Wardeniaid: Mr Nigel Roberts; Mr Edwin Jones; Mrs Lynette Edwards; Mr Malcolm Jones & Mr Ellis Evans

PCC Secretary/Ysgrifenyddes y CPE: Mrs Rosemary Bowen

LMA Shadow Council Representatives/Cynrychiolwyr ar Gyngor Cysgod yr AWL; Mrs Lynette Edwards (English Congregation); Mrs Kathleen Hyde (Cynulleidfa Gymraeg) 

Parish Treasurer/Trysorydd y Plwyf: Mr Nigel Roberts

Organists/Organyddion: Mr Meirion Wynn Jones; Mrs Sheila Jones

Sunday School & Small Church Co-ordinator/Cyd-lynydd yr Ysgol Sul a’r Eglwys Fach: Mrs Valerie Kirby

Social Committee Chairperson and Church Hall Secretary/Cadeirydd y Pwyllgor Hwyl a Sbri ac Ysgrifenyddes Neuadd yr Eglwys: Mrs Lynette Edwards

Spirituality Co-ordinator/Cyd-lynydd Ysbrydolrwydd: Mr Ian Anderson TSSF

Parish NSM Ordinand & Mindfulness Co-ordinator/ Ymgeisydd i Urddau GHG y Plwyf, a Chyd-lynydd Tangnefedd Meddwl: Mrs Kristie Godden-Griffiths 

Website/Gwefan: www.christchurchcarmarthen.org.uk

TRINITY 5 DRINDOD

SEA SUNDAY * SUL Y MÔR

(July 21 Gorffennaf)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST

We are very grateful to Mr Don Griffiths for decorating the church with flags for Sea Sunday, and for parading the standard of the Carmarthen Branch of the Royal Naval Association

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

12.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

2.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Parish Hall

There will be a retiring collection for the Mission to Seafarers at our main services * Cynhelir casgliad ar y ffordd mas at y Genhadaeth i’r Morwyr yn ein prif wasanaethau [envelopes are available at the back of the church]

Monday July 22 Gorffennaf Dydd Llun

11.15am Funeral of Mrs Jean Evans

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

[ST MARY MAGDALENE transferred] Tuesday July 23 Gorffennaf Dydd Mawrth [ S. MAIR MAGDALEN trosglwyddwyd]

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

On Tuesday morning I shall be attending a meeting in Cardiff about the Church in Wales Centenary Liturgy for the 2020 celebrations

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

[ST JAMES the APOSTLE transferred] Wednesday July 24 Gorffennaf Dydd Mercher [S. IAGO yr APOSTOL trosglwyddwyd

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Thursday July 25 Gorffennaf Dydd Iau

I shall be at St Davids Cathedral for the annual St Jamestide Chapter Day

Saturday July 27 Gorffennaf Dydd Sadwrn

10.30am-12.30pm PARISH COFFEE MORNING in the Hall * BORE COFFI’R PLWYF yn y Neuadd

TRINITY 6 DRINDOD

(July 28 Gorffennaf)

9.15am UNITED PARISH EUCHARIST with Bishop Joanna * CYMUN UNEDIG Y PLWYF gyda Esgob Joanna

to celebrate the 40thanniversary of Canon Patrick’s ministry in the diocese and the 10thanniversary of his appointment as Canon Chancellor of St Davids Cathedral

5pm EVENING PRAYER * GOSBER Y PLWYF

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Deadline for Parish Digest/Papur y Plwyf  All articles/news items should be sent to Mr Vince James as soon as possible. 

Future Local Ministry Area There will be another meeting of the Ministry Team and the Shadow LMA Council at 7pm in Abergwili Church Hall on Thursday 8 July. Our epresentatives on the Shadow LMA Council are Mrs Lynette Edwards (English Congregation) and Mrs Kathleen Hyde (Cynulleidfa Gymraeg).

Prayer for the Day I shall be responsible for Prayer for the Day on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday 10 August and Monday 12 August to Friday 16 August, and am working on a revised draft of the scripts at the moment.

Parish Trip to Brecon Cathedral on Saturday 24 August. If you would like to come along, please sign the list at the back of the church.

The World President of the Mothers Union will be visiting Christ Church on the afternoon of Saturday 7 September.                                                                       

                                                                                                                                        Canon Patrick

Parish News 14th July 2019

PARISH OF CARMARTHEN ST DAVID * PLWYF CAERFYRDDIN DEWI SANT

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

Vicar/Ficer: The Rev’d Chancellor Dr/Y Parch’g Ganghellor Dr Patrick Thomas

Associate Priest and Diocesan Schools Officer/Offeiriad Cyswllt a Swyddog Ysgolion yr Esgobaeth: The Rev’d/Y Parch’g Delyth Richards BA

Non-Stipendiary Curate/Curad Hunan-Gynhaliol: The Rev’d/Y Parch’g Wyn Maskell BA

Licensed Readers & Lay Pastoral Assistants/Darllenwyr Trwyddedig a Chynorthwywyr Bugeiliol Lleyg: Mr Michael Kirby; Dr Andrew Padfield

Emeritus Clergy/Offeiriaid Anrhydeddus: Canon Illtyd Protheroe; Canon Haydn Rowlands

Welsh Communion Assistant/Cynorthwy-ydd Cymun Cymraeg: Mrs Barbara Evans

Churchwardens/Wardeniaid: Mr Nigel Roberts; Mr Edwin Jones; Mrs Lynette Edwards; Mr Malcolm Jones & Mr Ellis Evans

PCC Secretary/Ysgrifenyddes y CPE: Mrs Rosemary Bowen

LMA Shadow Council Representatives/Cynrychiolwyr ar Gyngor Cysgod yr AWL; Mrs Lynette Edwards (English Congregation); Mrs Kathleen Hyde (Cynulleidfa Gymraeg) 

Parish Treasurer/Trysorydd y Plwyf: Mr Nigel Roberts

Organists/Organyddion: Mr Meirion Wynn Jones; Mrs Sheila Jones

Sunday School & Small Church Co-ordinator/Cyd-lynydd yr Ysgol Sul a’r Eglwys Fach: Mrs Valerie Kirby

Social Committee Chairperson and Church Hall Secretary/Cadeirydd y Pwyllgor Hwyl a Sbri ac Ysgrifenyddes Neuadd yr Eglwys: Mrs Lynette Edwards

Spirituality Co-ordinator/Cyd-lynydd Ysbrydolrwydd: Mr Ian Anderson TSSF

Parish NSM Ordinand & Mindfulness Co-ordinator/ Ymgeisydd i Urddau GHG y Plwyf, a Chyd-lynydd Tangnefedd Meddwl: Mrs Kristie Godden-Griffiths 

Website/Gwefan: www.christchurchcarmarthen.org.uk

TRINITY 4 DRINDOD

(July 14 Gorffennaf)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

(This month’s Alternative Evensong service will be held next Sunday – ‘Sea Sunday’)

Monday July 15 Gorffennaf Dydd Llun

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

Tuesday July 16 Gorffennaf Dydd Mawrth

9am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10am ARCHIDIACONAL DAY for Ministry Team members from the Archdeaconry of Carmarthen (‘Supporting LMAs Beyond Transition’)

[Oherwydd Diwrnod yr Archddiaconiaeth ni weinyddir y Cymun Bendigaid Cymraeg arferol am 10.30yb. Ymddiheurwn yn ddiffuant am hyn.]

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Wednesday July 17 Gorffennaf Dydd Mercher

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

11.15am Contemplative Prayer Group

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

7pm BRO CAERFYRDDIN LMA SHADOW COUNCIL MEETING in the Parish Office to discuss the legalities of the new organisation

Thursday July 18 Gorffennaf Dydd Iau

9.15am LEAVERS’ SERVICE at the Model Church in Wales School

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Friday July 19 Gorffennaf Dydd Gwener

7.10am I am responsible for the ‘Weekend Word’ on BBC Radio Wales this week

Saturday July 20 Gorffennaf Dydd Sadwrn

Christ Church Sunday School trip to Caldey Island (see Val for details) 

TRINITY 5 DRINDOD

SEA SUNDAY * SUL Y MÔR

(July 21 Gorffennaf)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST 

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

12.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

2.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Parish Hall

There will be a retiring collection for the Mission to Seafarers at our main services * Cynhelir casgliad ar y ffordd mas at y Genhadaeth i’r Morwyr yn ein prif wasanaethau 

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Deadline for Parish Digest/Papur y Plwyf  All articles/news items should be sent to Mr Vince James as soon as possible. The deadline is Saturday 28 July.

Broadcasts As well as this week’s ‘Weekend Word’, I am busy preparing scripts for a series of ‘Prayer For The Day’ for BBC Radio 4, which will be broadcast in the second week in August, and a ‘Celebration’ service for BBC Radio Wales, which will be broadcast later in the year. I shall be recording them on July 31st(after they have vetted and approved).

Parish Coffee Morning/Bore Coffi’r Plwyf in the Hall. Saturday 27 July 10.30am – 12.30pm. Dydd Sadwrn 27 Gorffennaf 10.30yb – 12.30yp yn y Neuadd.

Anniversary Celebration / Dathliad There will be a united bilingual service here for our Welsh and English congregations on Sunday 28 July to celebrate the 40thanniversary of my ordination to the diaconate by Bishop Eric Roberts and the 10thanniversary of my installation as Chancellor of the Cathedral. The service will be jointly conducted by Bishop Joanna and the Reverend Delyth Richards.

                                                                                                                                       Canon Patrick